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Updated PubMed is Testable Now in PubMed Labs

NCBI is working on updates to PubMed which will eventually replace the current version. The updated PubMed is viewable on the experimental PubMed Labs platform.

Features of the upcoming version of PubMed include:

The results page will include highlighted snippets of text from article abstracts.

Content from PubMed, Bookshelf, and PubMed Central will be merged into PubMed indexing so that relevant information not ordinarily available in a PubMed record, e.g. reference citations from PMC, can be displayed.

Responsive design featuring a mobile-first, responsive layout providing an improved search experience from mobile devices and tablets.


Try out the new version of PubMed in PubMed Labs today and submit your comments, questions, or concerns using the PubMed Labs Feedback button.


Canese K. An Updated PubMed Is on Its Way. NLM Tech Bull. 2019 Mar-Apr;(427):e1.

2018 Research Annual Report has been released

Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation 2018 Research Annual Report is now available online and in print! Click the link below to see the entire report. Check out our major accomplishments including the 'Top 7 breakthrough discoveries' and 54 separate Division Reports (featured highlights, research highlights, top 5 publications and grants). 'By the Numbers' contains the institution's top research papers based on journal impact factors. Congratulations to everyone for an impressive year of scientific achievement!

Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2018-Congratulations to Dr Marc Rothenberg!

Dr Marc RothenbeA photo of Marc Rothenberg.rg from Cincinnati Children's is one of 4,000+ scientists from around the world recognized by Clarivate Analytics as a world-class researcher. This means that he is in the top 1% of most referenced authors in his field of study. You can find him in their newly released 'Highly Cited Researchers 2018' along with the enitre list of scientists and their institutions:
For more information including the executive summary:

Pratt Library Needs Your Input - 5 Minute Survey

The Edward L. Pratt Research Library would like to hear from you!  We want to know what you utilize and value most and if you don't use the Pratt Library we want to hear from you too. Please complete our brief survey - it should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.  

Results from this survey will be used to help us make decisions including:

  • How to best serve Cincinnati Children's employees.
  • Ensuring that we are allocating our efforts and resources to provide the information you need for your work. 
  • Collecting input to guide decisions about library staffing, resources, and priorities for services and training.

Please pass the survey link on to your Cincinnati Children’s colleagues.

Thank you for taking the time and to help us improve The Edward L. Pratt Research Library! If you have any  questions, please contact us at



My Bibliography - Trial Version - Give your Feedback!

My NCBI is looking for users to try a new version of My Bibliography in NCBI Labs. Now is your chance to improve this feature in My NCBI! For the whole story including a link to the trial version and send your feedback go to:
Any testing in this site will not affect your existing My Bibliography!

For more information on My Bibliography and other features in My NCBI and how they work with eRACommons go to:

mybib on labs

Important Biosketch update-expiration date is approaching

Remember to check the expiration date on your Biosketch. Some Biosketches may have 10/31/2018 as the expiration date.
To check the expiration date on your Biosketch look on the top right for Approved Through <date>:


After 10/31/2018 update your Biosketch to reflect the new expiration date of 03/31/2020 using one of these methods:

Build it using SciENcv!

EndNote X9 is ready to go for Windows!

Endnote X9 for PC users (Windows) is ready to download. Follow these instructions to download from Software Center:

  • Close OutLook and Word before you start.
  • Go to the Start Flag  (bottom left of your computer) and type in Software Center.
  • Click on EndNote X9 and follow the prompts to install.
    Check out the new features and video:
  • Share selected groups of references, manage team access, and track activity and changes.
  • Uncover the impact of references and find the best-fit journal for your papers.
  • Automatically create, format, and update bibliographies, with the convenience of remote access.

New NLM video tutorial-MeSH on Demand

Check out the new video tutorial from the National Library of Medicine (NLM): MeSH on Demand: Finding MeSH Terms in Your Text:

Highlights of MeSH on Demand:

  • Identifies MeSH® terms in your submitted text (abstract or manuscript)-matches terms to MeSH vocabulary
  • Highlights terms that are matched to MeSH terms.
  • Click on the i next to the MeSH term to see a "Quick View" of MeSH descriptor term scope notes (defines the term).
  • Lists similar articles in PubMed relevant to the text that you submit.
  • Help:

See the full list of features:

NLM Hompage gets a new look

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a new look. The aim is to create a more efficient path to NLM tools and works on the screen of any device. Highlights include:

  • Brand new home page
  • Search using four menus (Products and Services, Resources for You, Explore NLM and Grants and Funding)
  • Links to six of the most commonly used tools and resources are on the top (e.g. PubMed, Open-i and BLAST)
  • Browse the most commonly used tools in the "News and Highlights" section
  • Simplified footer including customer support and social media

See the full story: